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Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm PST
including florida, ohio and virginia. closing right now polls in iowa, montana, nevada, utah and idaho. both candidates have settled into watch. the president has been some chicago, romney went to boston to cast his vote before flying out for more campaigning. we have team cove rage on the two. ken pritchett is with the president in chicago. we start with rita williams. >> >> reporter: romney's senior strategist took to the stage to try to rev up the crowd. he didn't have any real news but as you can see this crowd here is beginning to grow. meanwhile i'm told that romney is a cross the street in a hotel room with his wife ann, his five sons, 16 of his 18 grandchildren. right before he went in there he had one last thing to say about this long campaign. >> i have am very pleased. i feel like we have put it all in the field. we left nothing in the locker room. we fought to the very end and i think that's why we will be successful. >> reporter: no would have, could have, should have, he seemingly is satisfied with the campaign he has run. >> as for his supporters, some are down stairs below
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Nov 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
and florida. >> the northern virginia area and virginia, i mention those states because they are the first to have closed on the east coast in terms of the battleground states. we will look at those areas where the president's numbers should be high in hoping that they actually are. >>> specifically woodall says the campaign will be looking the early numbers in minorities, that could be a gauge for the night ahead. coming up, we will talk to the top democratic leader in the state of california who's attending tonight's event. that's attorney general harris in chicago. ken prichard, channel 2 news. >>> getting results from back east. ken and heather are watching those with the latest returns. >> we have fight -- five states that brings mitt romney 3 electoral votes. indiana went to president obama four years but not this time, mitt romney has been declared the winner of indiana, 55 to 45%. take a look at kentucky, another win for mitt romney, 59 to 41%. again, no surprises here. these are states that didn't turn out any differently than projected. >> let's take another look at another stat
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Nov 5, 2012 2:00am PST
. who is actually showing up, who is casting ballots, and, states like ohio, iowa, nevada, florida, we're doing very, very well. what they are doing is comparing this to 2008, and you and i have had the discussion. i am not suggesting we will win by the same margin we won in 2008. and, they are comparing themselves to john mccain, who had virtually no ground operation in many of these states, so, yes, they will do better than john mccain did and we may not do as well as we did in 2008, but, we are doing plenty well and well enough to win the race. >> chris: let me ask you, briefly, about florida, where president obama is down by more than a point, in the polls. and yet you are making your final advertising by the campaign there. in florida. why not in the state you must win? >> well, first of all, we feel very competitive in the state of florida. there have been a spate of polls, in fact in all of these polls, battle ground state polls that came out the last 48 hours, we are ahead in 90% of them, including florida. and there were a couple of mixed polls in florida, but we are very plea
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
an eye on virginia. of course ohio, florida, and the other swing states as well. >> one of the states we mentioned, only one we mentioned in which president obama is expected to win is vermont. three electoral votes. we are continuing to monitor vermont. we want to take you now to indiana. as you see here, we have 5% reporting. romney is leading in indiana. president obama won the state of indiana four years ago. we do have one state right now, kentucky, with its eight electoral votes going to mitt romney. romney is expected to win kentucky. now, we want to head down to south carolina, another one in which mitt romney is expected to win, monitoring those pres with 9 electoral votes. let's look at the state of georgia. no numbers yet. 16 electoral votes at stake. we'll be monitoring all of these results as they come in. >> we've been watching the early closing states and we are joined live from the news room. >> reporter: one of those key presidential swing states as we said is virginia. it might be the closest of all. votes are right now being tallied. voters tolerated long lines all day
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00pm PST
voted with mailin ballots. >> lines in other parts of the country such as ohio and florida have been long. in some cases stretching around buildings. we have coverage throughout the bay area. right now we will start with the race for the white house. rita williams is in boston but we begin with ken prichard in chicago with the obama campaign. ken. >> reporter: just within the past half hour some of the thousands of president obama supporters have been allowed in this large event venu. many received tickets because they are chicago residents and live in this area and who agreed to travel and hit the road and go to the neighboring battleground states of wisconsin and campaign for the president there in the last few days. the president wants to thank them. there are many states that are intense. pennsylvania, the romney campaign is focused on that the obama campaign is not truly a contest. a short time ago, we talked to democratic national committee communications director brad woodhouse and he says the final campaign day stop by romney is something that he doesn't blame romney for try
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Nov 6, 2012 8:00pm PST
hour to obama. and before we get away, the state of florida, 90% of all precincts are now reporting. florida is still to close to call. obama has a larger lead than he did but florida is way to close to call right now. i want to check in -- here is the college map. obama now with 244 on route to 270, the president out in the lead with a lost battleground states left to go and it's not over. romney with 193. the popular vote is shaping up to be interesting. a sea of red and blue. the popular vote not what matters but interesting to check in with and -- there is the popular vote as it breaks down. romney leading in the popular vote but of course obama leading in the big way in the electoral college at least for now. the two main reporters on the trail for us are ed henry, our chief white house correspond who has followed the white house campaign and carl cameron who followed the romney campaign is live in boston. >> . >>> it's very, very close, they know it's a needle that needs to be thread, they are just wonder figure it can get done tonight, tomorrow or ever. >> carl cam cameron l
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Nov 6, 2012 5:00am PST
. they were just as busy targeting places such as florida ohio and virginia. overnight the energy level in the volunteers has just soared and people have started coming in and calling and wanting to help. >> reporter: now democrats say they are targeting republicans and undecided voters and they are hoping to convince people president barack obama needs to finish what he started. >> we need to know what the facts are and to have to be able to share that with other people. >> both parties say they will not take everything from granted and this is live from beaumont. >>> it is a big issue on the ballot for voters, it is prop 30. they made a big push for this tax increase measure. let's go to alex, what do you know alex? >> reporter: well the governor will be casting his ballot about two hours from now and he will obviously be voting in favor of proposition 30 and urging others to do the same. the governor is making a last minute push to fund education and he made a 5 city swing with a rally of education. >> they care about the kids, they care about the schools and they care about the futu
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am PST
find common ground with the president. >>> 7:04. they are still counting votes in florida from tuesday's election. but mitt romney's top campaign official in florida now says president obama will win the state. president obama leads romney in florida. the romney campaign in florida says it only expects the president's lead in the state to grow as more ballots are counted. president obama won the election even without florida's 29 electoral college votes. >>> schools are scrambling to readjust their budgets after the passing of the proposition in california. schools will receive $14 billion more over the next four years than they would have if the measure had failed. high-earning californians may have to recalculate their budgets. under prop 30, people making more than $250,000 a year will pay up to 3% more in income taxes than in previous years. that's retroactive. and the sales tax is going up .25. >>> in a short while, some people will get extra help for the holidays. janine de la vega live in san jose where about 100 people camped out overnight in the rain and the cold. so janine, w
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Nov 5, 2012 10:00pm PST
is the polling place number. >> reporter: they say they've also made calls to battleground states such as florida, ohio, and virginia. their target? republicans who don't always vote. >> it just reinforces them that somebody is out there trying to do something. that agree with the same things that they agree with. >> we have volunteers going out to the polling places. >> reporter: talking to voters about polling places tomorrow, statewide initiatives and local races. she says there is excitement that republican nominee, mitt romney may pull out a come from behind win. >> the energy level in volunteers has just soared. people have been calling us, and wanting to come in and help. >> reporter: volunteers tell us they will be back tomorrow, making calls all day. not taking any votes for granted, leaving nothing to chance. reporting live in lafayette, amber lee, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> tonight, we already have the first results of the presidential election. small village of dixville notch is the first to vote for president. five voted for president obama, and five voted for mitt romney. this is the
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
years. in florida, one of the key swing states, there were long lines at a lot of polling places that stretched well into the evening. observers say high voter turn out, long ballots 11 pages in some counties and some minor computer glitches contributed to long waits. we heard reports in some cases this is amazing of three hour waits in some spots during the lunch hour. and as of now, florida is still too close to call. >> for weeks the polls have pointed to a very tight presidential race coming down to a few key states. >> ken wayne and heather -- [captioner transition. >>> the winner with a lot fewer than 98% of the votes. and the reason for that was most of the gop strong holds in ohio had been counted and still a large number of votes in the subsqushs and northern ohio, the big cities where there are strong democrat there. so more democrat and that's why ohio was kaldz even though we didn't a 100% of the vote counseled. . >> we do have some more swing states to look at. new hampshire went to president obama tonight. also to virginia, a states that wasn't called until just an
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Nov 5, 2012 4:30am PST
knows every moment counts. sunday the president made stops in new hampshire, florida, ohio, and colorado. his message push forward. >> that is why i need you, colorado. we have come too far to let our hearts grow weary. now is the time to keep pushing forward. to educate all our kids. create new jobs. >> he has the edge in several swing states but mitt romney isn't backing down and making his own final score of the tossup emphasizing the president's record. >> four years ago candidate obama he promised so much to so many people but he's fallen so very short. >> reporter: some analyst say super storm sandy gives the president a boost leading into election day but only voters have the final say whether we will be seeing a repeat of 2008 in chicago tomorrow night. all right and another busy busy day for the president today and for mitt romney. but the president today he will start out we know in wisconsin. he will also be in ohio and then he will be in iowa. mitt romney also circling the battleground states including florida and virginia. back to you brian. >> republican presidential nomine
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am PST
on the sidelines. trillions." if the vote is close, it could trigger recounts. in florida, a recount must be completed within 12 days. but in ohio it could take more than a month. and there's provisional ballots, ballots counted only after a voters' elgibility has been proven. more than 200,000 provisional ballots were cast in ohio in 2008. more are expected this time. "my expectation is that by the end of november, we'll know what the outcome is." what triggers a recount varies from state to state. for example, in ohio, a quarter of one percent; in colorado, florida and pennsylvania, half of one percent. but what if obama and romney tie in the electoral college? "technically, if there's a tie, it would go to the house and romney would win becaue the members would vote by party, i think." election protection has a hotline if you want to report actions that impede voting. the number is 866-our-vote. some traders are turning to the charts rather than the polls for clues about the election direction. alan knuckman of option shop joins us this morning. good morning. similar to the way you cha
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00am PST
, the new development in florida. it's all ahead here on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> complete bay area news coverage, starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, welcome to a brand new day, it's friday. it's november 9th. i'm dave clark. >> i'm pam cook. >> rosemary orozco is joining us as well. >>> did you hear the thunderstorm. >> i did it woke me up. >> it's calmed down just a little bit but earlier this morning a band of showers and thunderstorms maude across the peninsula and into the -- moved across the peninsula and into the east bay. hail and thunderstorms in many areas. we're watching just a few scattered showers into fremont and the south bay. look at that pink. that's a mix of rain and snowfalling over the higher elevations. i'll have a look at what you can expect for your friday and the weekend coming up. good morning sal. >>> good morning. right now 2:37. traffic looks good crossing 880 as you drive over to 101. should be a nice drive but it's a little bit wet from the overnight rain. 680 traffic looks good. 5 o o'clock. let's go back to t
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> we could begin a better tomorrow tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that is what will happen. >> the man at the top of the ticket was hitting four swing states, starting in florida. 29 votes. then to virginia and ohio, the battleground state showing president obama with a tiniest of leads. and finally new hampshire. with its 4 electoral votes. >> depending on how you get to 270, 4 electoral votes, 6, that could make the difference. . >> reporter: she now teaches at harvard where mitt romney got his degree. she says the race could go either way. but not impossible to call where he was governor. poms show he will -- polls show he will not win here. >> we will finish strong and bring home a victory tomorrow. >> the sign says believe in america and tomorrow night mitt romney will find out if america believes in him. reporting live, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and in 12 minutes a huge ruling in california that reveals the money trail behind a donation from arizona. where it leads to and why someone could be in serious trouble. >>> the two candidates for pr
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00am PST
which is now constantly is your rounded -- surrounded by reporters. she said a tampa,florida woman prompted an investigation which exposed general david petraeus who has since resigned. >>> and in the middle east crisis it is expanding as allison burns reports, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton is heading to jerusalem right now. allison? >> reporter: hillary rodham clinton is now on her way to jerusalem. she will meet in cairo to meet with egyptian officials. they continue rocket attacks and israel strikes from the air, at least 112 people have been killed at least half are civilians and israel has agreed to put its ground offensive on hold for now and they described hillary rodham clinton's challenging mission. >> to support a durable outcome that ends rocket attacks and restores abrader calm in the region... >> reporter: three u.s. ships have returned to be on standby incase americans need to be evacuated from israel. reporting live allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, it was a big night for monday night football and it ended with the 49ers destroying the
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
th. this morning, the state of florida remains too close to call but president obama has more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win re- election. the race was called after the president captured several battleground states including ohio, colorado, wisconsin and iowa. [ cheers ] >> thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady and their two daughters emerged at the victory party. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> president obama and his family spent the in chicago. >>> mitt romney made his concession speech just after midnight. romney said he and paul ryan gave everything they had to the campaign. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill the hopes to lead the country in a different direction. so ann and i ask to you pray for the -- ask you to pray for the nation. >>> 7:03. governor jerry brown is claiming an historic victory for the first time in eight years. california voters have app
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Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST
already left the company. >>> was we reported, president obama won the state state of florida. it was too close to call on election night. nearly all the votes announced that they boat him 50 to 49.1%. the margin is large enough to avoid an am commuter readout and -- computer readout and romney campaign spokesperson declined to comment. by capturing the 29 electoral votes. president obama 332 electoral votes, mitt romney 206. >>> florida's governor wants to know why the wait was so long at many polling places. more than eight and a half million people vote florida. some waited four hours or longer to caste ballots. >> rick scott looked for ways to streamline the process. >>> there are complaints of voting fraud in the u.s. virgin islands. the attorney general is investigating the allegations. the office did not specify the complaints received. voters in the u.s. virgin islands elected the house of representatives. >>> in a race for district seven seat remains up in the air. through six round of rank choice voting. board of education president has 381 votes. labor leader fx crawly has 11,3
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
will win florida. president obama leads mitt romney in florida, 49.9% to 49.3%. the romney campaigns says it expects the president's lead to get bilgier as more of the votes are counted. president obama was reelected without florida's 29 electoral college votes. >>> back over to sal who's checking in on the south bay right now. >> that's right and in the southeast bay we've had rain and just some drizzle and we can see it on this picture i'm going to show you, 237 is a little bit wet there and as rosemary had said a cell moved through and you could give yourself extra time. one of the biggest things that gets people in trouble is stopping distance, you're driving along, something happens and you can't stop in time and there's a wreck. just give yourself extra time and slow it down. and also be more aware. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is backed up for about 10 minute delay from the about the middle of the parking lot. it is not as bad as it would be on a wednesday, let's say, but still a little bit of a delay here. on the peninsula, 101 looks good if you're driving to th
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Nov 6, 2012 7:00am PST
. virginia, pennsylvania, ohio, florida, iowa and nevada are all states that harbor a lot of swing voters. so folks here they want to make sure they encourage to vote democrat. >> the main thrust to all day long is to get out the vote obviously. we have been doing this for a while and today is crunch day so we want to get people ensure they are getting to the polls. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as bessy at their headquarters in contracosta county trying to get the word out about mitt romney and they participated in phone banking and noticed a surge in republican enthusiasm. >> overnight, after that first debate, the energy level and volunteers have soared. and people have started to call and coming in and wanting to help. >> the election is very close. the polls are showing even in the race for rickey gillas within one point. >> reporter: republicans say a come from behind win is doable and they are hopeful and thefeeling among democrats that president obama needs to remain in office because they want him to finish what he started. now we are told here at the democratic h
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> we're now hearing from jill kelley, the florida socialite, linked to allegations involving cia director david petraeus and now the top u.s. ambassador in afghanistan. >> this is jill kelley. and i have a guy who in my backyard who is not leaving. >> okay. >> i'm an honorary council general. >> that was the 911 call. she had exchanged thousands of inappropriate e-mails with general allen. it turns out council is an honorary council general in south korea but that's not an official report and we're hearing that david petraeus has agreed to testify about the libya terror attack before the house and senate commit tees. that's according to a fox news report. that appearance was canceled when petraeus suddenly resigned. coming up at 7:15, how the scandal started with petraeus stepping down just keeps expanding. >>> back here at home, a rare sight you don't see every day, gasoline for less than 40 cents a gallon. alex live in palo alto. short a -- forea -- for a short time last night. they were selling newell at 1970s prices. this morning, it's back to reality the problem has been fix
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am PST
phone poll shows a tie, pew has obama up by 1. nbc, may up by 1. here's the rally in central florida and he also heads to virginia, ohio and new hampshire, calling on his supporters to get to the polls. >> we thank you. we ask you to stay at it all the way, all the way to victory on tuesday night. >> reporter: president obama makes one last argument to voters today in wisconsin and ohio and ends his day in i. >> you on the one hand, you can -- iowa. >> on the one hand, you can return to the policies or you can join me on building a future that will build a strong middle-class future. >> reporter: mitt romney will have kid rock as his rally tonight and president obama will have j-z at his rally tonight -- jay-z at his rally tonight. >>> political analysts are talking about what would happen in the unlikely event that president obama and mitt romney end up with a tie, each getting 269 electoral college votes. well, in that case, the constitution calls for the house to choose the president and since the republicans are expected to hold on to their majority, they would hold to -- they wo
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Nov 20, 2012 7:00am PST
. anonymous e-mails that broadwell sent to jill kelley, the woman in florida, prompted an fbi investigation that exposed broadwell's affair with petraeus who has since resigned. >>> and we're hearing the twin sister of jill kelley has hired celebrity attorney gloria allred to represent her. aim red has scheduled a -- aim red has scheduled a news conference with natalie khawam today. it is unclear exacty why allred is representing her but she's had legal issues in the past including a child custody fight with her ex-husband. >>> 7:17. we have new information back here at home about a kidnapping case, one that started in walnut creek earlier this month. pg&e now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. now, the victim was a pg&e contract employee. 57-year-old woman told police she was leaving the shadelands business park the night of november 7th when she was grabbed. she said two men drove her to a.t.m. machines and used her bankcard to withdraw money before releasing her in the east bay hills. police have these surveillance images of one of the suspects. they say the
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
election tomorrow. this is a live picture out of sanford, florida where mitt romney has a first of series of rallies today. coming up at 6:15 where the candidates stand in the very latest polls. >>> time now 6:05. east coast elected officials are hoping the super storm sandy won't keep voters from the polls despite all of the power outages back there. chris christie says voters will be able to cast traditional paper ballots. even in the polling stations that lost power. new jersey voters that have been displaced by the big storm they'll have an option of faxing and i mailing in their ballots. voters in some new york counties can get an extra day to vote if the turnout falls below 25% due to the storm. >> you're all going to vote old school. that's the way it is. you will vote paper ballot. it will take us longer to count but everyone will have their opportunity to vote. >> we've got to make sure everybody can vote. >> voters in new york city may have a really hard time casting a ballot. polling locations in all fife of the new york city burros have been relocated or combined as a result o
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Nov 6, 2012 10:00pm PST
thought, ohio, florida and virginia with in fact, ohio being the state that put obama over the 270 electoral votes and gave him a second term as president. >> and florida and virginia too close to call. they haven't been called tonight. let's bring in cory cook tonight. obviously this race is determined now. what could the romney campaign have done differently tonight? >> that's a great question. i think we will probably spend the next few months trying to figure out if this is a winnable race for the republicans. you know the big moments in the campaign to both points gave the 47% comment. became a very popular video for the president, hurricane sandy through the -- the end of the campaign. this is the campaign we knew it would be two years ago. an incumbent president that was popular but was split 50/50. that's what the results was. he was able to outmobilize florida and virginia and ohio. these states that made sure people got out to vote. despite the enthusiasm is what i think carried obama through. this is largely based on the fundamentals. the spending didn't really move ver
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Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
waved scores of american flags during his stop in panama city, florida. at this time tomorrow morning he will fly to reno for a rally at the reno tahoe airport. one new poll shows president obama with a 50-48 age against romney. president obama is also in the midst of a campaign blitz. >> as long as there is a child anywhere in virginia, anywhere in this country who is still languishing in poverty and barred from opportunity, our work is not yet done. we have more work to do. >> the president spent last fight at a campaign stop in virginia with former president bill clinton as well as the dave matthews band. today the president will visit at least four states new hampshire, florida, colorado, and ohio. pop star katy perry was sporting a president obama campaign slogan. perry initially came out wearing a red, white, and blue dress holding a microphone shaped like the status of liberty's torch. after she sang her first song she revealed her other dress which had the slogan forward on it. perry also paused to make a pitch for donations for victims of super storm sandy. >>> californians are
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am PST
-point-seven million voted--more of them democrats. and florida--four and a half million voted early-- more democrats than republicans. top greek officials plan to push tough new austerity measures through parliament today, and it's not sitting well with the masses. hundreds of thousands of greek residents are on a 48- hour strike to protest the latest round of wage and pension cuts. they are protesting against the measure they say penalizes the poor while sparing the elite. prime minister antonis samaras needs the $23 billion in budget cuts to secure bailout money from eurozone leaders. oil refineries are struggling to recover in the wake of superstorm sandy. phillips' 66 new jersey refinery remains closed. the operation needs 2 to 3 weeks before it's back in business. other east coast refineries, including port reading and philadelphia energy solutions, are running at lower capacity. several smaller refineries on the east coast are back to work. however, gas supply problems persist in new york and new jersey. aaa says this week between 60 and 65 percent of gas stations in new york were back open.
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Nov 7, 2012 4:30am PST
to the associated press, only the state of florida remains too close to call. the president has at least 303 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win the white house. thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady, and their daughters emerged at their victory party. in his victory speech president obama spoke about working with both sides of the aisle. >> in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties. to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> the president and his family spent the night in chicago and will return to the white house this afternoon. during his second term, president obama again will be working with a republican controlled house and a democratic controlled senate. we're beginning to have more on the balance of power coming up in 15 minutes. >> hundreds of president obama local supporters got together in san francisco to watch returns come in. this was the democratic watch party at the former tower records store in the castro district. the crowds cheered as states were called in. >> having an
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Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm PST
-american. >> now the nation is waiting for results from florida. this time mechanical failure. long bail and high turnout kept them in line until late last night. ballots are not counted yet. it is not clear who will get the state's 29 electoral votes. it won't change the outcome of the presidential election. >> one thing that played a role in the results is demographic of the voters they are targeting. with continuing election coverage, brian flores is live. we will examine why they didn't vote for the candidate. >> reporter: good afternoon, we are peeling back the layers and numbers, we are finding that the president resonated well with minorities. women and young voters while mitt romney didn't. >> in oakland's fruit district, the majority say the choice was clear. >> it is good. >> as analysts look back at the election they are finding the face of the voter changed. what played in a role is the connection to minorities and women. >> we explain. >> the numbers don't lie. the gem graphics of the nation are changing. more and more latinos. more and more asians and republicans are not clicking wi
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am PST
election day results in florida with the results in the presidential race too close to call. florida election officials say the final results may not be known for the weekend. but officials say it doesn't really matter. president obama won the election without those votes. however, the voting process in florida has been criticized. some of the voters have been waiting in -- had to wait in line six hours before voting. >>> according to the secretary of state, 59% of voters in california cast ballots this year. in 2008, that was -- that number was above 70%. here in the bay area, just over half or almost 55% of registered voters turned out for tuesday's elections. >>> the fight for re-election has given way to a potential shift. ailry son burn -- alison burns has more? >> reporter: tori, for the past few days we've been hearing about officials and president obama saying they want to find new ways to work together. president obama returned to the white house and he had to deal with the fact that it was the worst day on wall street this year. that means that pressure is on him to deal wi
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Nov 25, 2012 7:00am PST
three people after their yacht caught fire off the coast of florida. it is on the 80-foot yacht bliss off the coast of miami beach. the clouds of smoke could be seen from shore. >> we saw all the smoke and the ships racing towards it at a high rate of speed. >> three people jumped into the sea and were rescued. the owner of the yacht is now trying to make arrangements to have it towed to shore. >>> they want to ban native american mascots at public schools. this has been going on for years. they use a reference to native americans with the mascots and commission members say they have been linked to harassment and stereotyping of native american students. >>> there is is a football game and they will kick off against the ucla bruins. and sanford had no trouble clinching the division beating ucla down teleat the rose bowl. >> he rushed for 142. it is the ninth time he ran for more than 100 yards in a game. you can watch the pac-12 championship game friday night. >>> a dream season for the spartans continues in the nationally televised game. beat louisiana tech and the quarterback david
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
of florida is the only one remaining too close to call. the president has at least 303 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win the white house. thousands of supporters cored as the president, first lady, and daughters emerged at their victory party. in his victory speech president obama spoke about working with both sides of the aisle. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> the president and his family spent the night in chicago. they will return to the white house though this afternoon. there was also a very large receive brace filled with chants and cheers at sprawl plaza. for many students in the crowd they are excited this is their first time to vote. >> it's been a long time waiting. it was a really long line. and it took awhile to get through there. you feel like you did something. it's definitely worth it. >> cal campus residents hall posted polling stations. students in berkeley were still in line to vote though after the polls closed at
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
. the state of florida yellow because it remains too close to call but the president has at least 303 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win the white house. thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady, and daughters emerged at their victory party in the early morning hours of chicago in his victory speech president obama spoke about working with both sides of the aisle. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are every forever will -- we are every forever will be the united states of america. >> the president and his family spent the night in chicago will return to the white house this afternoon. >>> mitt romney lost his bid to become president but during his concession speech he urged the nations leaders reach across the aisle and work together. he made that concession speech just after midnight after he called president obama and congratulated him on his victory. romney told his supporters he and ryan gave everything they had to the campaign. >> i so wish i would have been abl
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
sent harassing e- mails to a woman now identified as 37-year-old jill kelley of tampa, florida. kelley was the joint liaison. the content of the e-mails seasonality yet known, but kelley's complaint to the fbi launched its investigation of broadwell and the discovery of her affair with the retired germ. >> meantime california senate senator is calling for a congressional investigation into the inquiry into the petraeus scanned. >> there are a number of things to consider and the first of which was there any kind of national security breach? to-date there was not. >> senator feinstein said that when she called general preventaus personally he admitted to the affair. petraeus is no longer expected to testify before congress about the deadly raid on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, but congressman lynnwoodey graham says the truth cannot come out out him. >> more than ahoun military members home in time for the veteran's day. we'll taking you on board their coast guard cutter to celebrate this important day. >>> we pay-it-forward, you know? you all kram to us in our dire need. >>
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
now. you have florida and ohio. look at that obama is wing by only 2% in florida and ohio they are also just 2% apart. >>> the federal government is buying gasoline to get fuel super storm sandy victims. the obama administration ordered 12 million gallons of unleaded fuel and 10 million gallons of diesel. tanker trucks will take the fuel to gas stations in new york, new jersey and other storm stricken areas. it is a welcome news for the thousands that are trying to leave. >> i'm getting out of the city. the city accident love me. i've been here my whole life. there's nothing. the ocean tore through my house and i lost everything i known 27 years and i'm five years living in the streets. >> gas supply dropped when super storm sandy flooded pipeline equipment. new jersey governor has ordered gas rationing to cut down on lines at gas stations. it's called odd even rationing. vehicles with license plates that end in even number cans only fill up on even numbered days of the month. odd number and specialized plates can go on the odd days. the plan is expected to work since only
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00am PST
returns to florida, virginia, ohio, and new hampshire. >> change is not measured in words and speeches. change is measured in achievements. >> reporter: of course the big key now is to get out the vote and both campaigns are really trying to pump up their crowd. president obama is rallying today with bruce springsteen and kid rock will be at mitt romney's rally tonight. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >> and don't forget you can follow the election results as they come in tomorrow right here on ktvu channel 2 and also on our website ktvu.com. and tomorrow night we'll have an expanded 10:00 newscast. >>> the pittsburg zoo closed indefinitely as a two-year-old boy was killed by a pack of wild dogs staff he fell into the cage. she was trying to give him a better view. he was attacked by 11 of the wild dogs. authorities say zoo staff responded quickly but it was too late. we still don't know if this child died from the fall or from the attack by the dogs. >>> back here at home it looks like muni will be making a big payment as a result of vandalism ca
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Nov 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
. this is the kennedy space center in florida. the shuttle just started its slow journey to a visitors complex just about ten miles away. the day long journey will include stops along the way including touring. discovery left in april. endeavour came here to california with a spectacular fly over above the bay area in september. >> beautiful. >>> 100 bras stolen from a victoria's secret store. what we have learned about the bold halloween crime. >>> the snag that could delay long awaited answers about a hayward girl. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. time is 4:51. it could be another few weeks before hayward police get information on a bone fragment. she went missing in 1988. three inch bone believed to be belong to mcgarrett was found in a well. now the fragment was sent to an arizona lab for testing but officials say there was some kind of holdup. on november 19th people plan to gather in front of the market where makayla was kip kidnapped. >>> farm memorial is growing in front of marcus cellar in international boulevard. owner will bert bartly was shot in an apparent robbery.
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Nov 4, 2012 10:00pm PST
at this circulation developing right around florida this will be the key as we head into late tuesday into wednesday. deep into a pretty impressive area of low pressure. this will be the source of strong winds, heavy rain possible some snow and possibly some more coastal flooding. nothing like last week but they do not need another storm for this part of the country we're going to be watching that over the next few days. high pressure in full command of our weather at least for tomorrow and into tuesday. temperatures a good 10 to 15 degrees above average. that is for tomorrow. look what happens beginning wednesday, thursday and friday, cold pressure moves in. warmest locations only in the upper 50s to right around 60 degrees. and there is a chance of a few spotty showers as early as thursday lasting into friday. cold enough that we could have a little bit of dusting in the bay area hills. the highest peaks of snowfall possibly later in the week. at least for tomorrow, lots of sunshine out there, the yellow contour links up with the 70s. warmest locations inland in the low to mid-80s. santa rosa 86.
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
tables set up and they will making phone calls from there. we all know virginia, florida and ohio are a lot of swing voters and they want to make sure we encourage swing voters. after all we saw how every vote was important in 2000. >> they are hearing from a lot of folks. >> they want to get them out the door and make sure they hit the polling areas. >> exactly this is an important election. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as busy in contra costa trying to get the word out on mitt romney. >> it reinforces them somebody is out there trying to do something that agree with the same things they agree with. >> if you have not voted, i forgot my thing over here, this is my ballot and i dropped this off at a poling steaks so i want to remind folks to get out there and vote. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well the polls over in just 60 minutes and they are getting ready for the crowds. jeanine dana dellefemine is della vega is in san jose and they have dropped off their ballots this morning. >>> the parking lot is already full because election workers ar
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
a difference in virginia, florida, colorado and nevada. >> the numbers don't lie. the demographics are changing. they are more and more latinos, asians and republicans are not clicking with those groups. >> mitt romney won more votes from white men, conservatives and older voters. some say the republican party needs to broaden their base and apeal to more -- appeal more people. >>> a flurry of tweets and the president set a new record. the election triggered 31 million tweets. president obama's tweet that read 4 more years was retweeted 700,000 times. president obama tweeted saying we are all in this together, that is how we campaigned and that is who we are. thank you. >>> supporters of gay marriage is celebrating today. measures legalizing same-sex marriage passed in maine and maryland. the 7th and 8th straits to allow. washington state could follow when all the ballots are counted. it is the first time they won at the polls. >>> two measures legalling marijuana passed in colorado and washington. legalizing marijuana passed in colorado and washington. experts say implementation remains uncert
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am PST
in afghanistan. the top general denies an extra marital affair with jill kelly, she is the florida socialite whose concern over e-mails led to reveal the affair between general david petraeus and paula broadwell. they have order an investigation saying it was the broad den thing to do -- the right thing to do to put obama on hold to become the military head of nato. >> nobody should lead to any couldn't likes here. general allan is -- general allen is doing an excellent job and he certainly has my confidence. >> allen is adamant he did nothing wrong but there are questions between jill kellie kelly and general john allen. >>> google said the fbi's request to look into the e-mail account of paula broadwell is more than 900 requests in just the first half of this year. they comply either partially or fully most of the time. >>> facebook is not liking the profiles showing up. the fake are you is threatening the world's largest social network. facebook is based on people using their real identities. facebook is planning a new automated system that will dump fake identification. >>> and inside th
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
be covered by auto insurance policies. >>> now we are hearing from jill kelley. she is the florida socialite involving david pet -- general david petraeus and general john allen. >> i have a guy who is in my backyard and he is not leaving if you can send somebody out. >> i don't know by any chance, because i am an honorary council general and i have -- >> that was a 911 call she made and has been howed by the news media after she revealed she exchanged e-mails with general john allen. it tons out she is an honorary member and that's not an official post an does not have any special privileges. and we will hear from the president when the president holds a new conference. the questions reporters will want the president to answer, that is coming up next. >>> and a news conference is scheduled about an hour from now. nancy pelosi will announce whether she will continue to hold her she had leader -- her leadership post. democrats gained less than half of the 25 seats they needed. if she gives up her post, she will continue serve as congresswoman of san francisco. >>> students in the university o
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
the florida socialite involving general david petraeus is now speaking out. jill kelley hired a well-known lawyer in washington d.c. she has released phone recordings that she never tried to exploit her friendship with general david petraeus. they also wrote to the attorney's office demanding to know why her name was revealed during the investigation of the fair of general david petraeus and his by owing grapher. >>> just weeks dag by owing graser. >>> just weeks ago, why he may now face new charges in sacramento regarding cat williams. >>> and the oakland police department say more than 11,000 homes and businesses have been broken into and that's an average of 33 a day or one every 43 minutes. police say cars are the most popular target for burglars. >>> we've got to get everybody where they need to do. this is getting windy. >>> we are definitely seeing some wind but nothing too bad as far as high wind advisories those have not been an issue. we have some accidents, one of them 580 westbound at grant line road and there is another one which has a lane blocked at 580 east and you ca
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00am PST
and florida are facing the largest worker shortages, which are expected to spread throughout the country. chevy's volt is topping the charts for the second year in a row. 92% of volt owners tell consumer reports magazine that they would definitely buy a volt again. that puts the plug- in hybrid car at the top of the influential publication's owner-satisfaction survey. according to consumer reports' auto editor, the two-year reign points to the continuing trend of enthusiasm for fuel- efficient cars. a new season of auto shows is upon us. in cities across north america from now until mid- april, hot wheels from automakers around the globe will tempt you with their latest models. today, the l.a. auto show opens at the los angeles convention center. it's often called the "green auto show" for its emphasis on energy-efficient vehicles. automakers took the wraps off an all-electric fiat 500 chevy spark. meanwhile, jaguar and landrover unveiled lighter models and audi introduced four new diesel models for the u-s market. the l.a. auto show runs through december 9th. non-superheroes are going t
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
in florida were discovered, it was part after investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus, as ahead of the cia, because of an affair. >>> it is 7:09. breaking news, sal will tell us about it. >> reporter: i have two breakers. one is a house fire in san francisco. news chopper 2 is over this house fire, near the 101/260 interchange in san francisco. and just knowing a little bit about the area, this is an area where there have been plenty of house fires in the last year or two. it's kind of peculiar. firefighters say once portable heaters come in winter, these things happen more often. botwel street is closeed. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza, westbound 25 to 30 minutes delay before you make it on to the bridge, unless you are using the car pool lanes. pleasant hill, traffic is moving along well, just getting word of an overturned scribing in fremont, southbound 880 at mallory. overturned vehicle blocking several lanes. we'll get on that for you. and i want to mention united airlines, if you're taking united anywhere in the world, they're having a major computer issue
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Nov 21, 2012 7:00am PST
sentenced to death in florida. police in los angeles say they will investigate the claim in that documentary but they don't believe that rogers was involved in the murder. >>> well, a missouri mother who told police that her son was plotting a shooting massacre at a movie theater is talking for the first time since her son was arrested. she says her son recently asked if he was a failure. authorities say her son blake had plotted to attack a movie theater during the premiere of the new twilight film. she says her son had been undergoing mental health treatment and shows sign of as asburger's. >> an investigator says the man revint purchased two assault rifles and 400 rounds of ammunition. blake was arrested in 2009 after allegedly following a walmart clerk with a knife and rubber mask after watching the horror movie "halloween." >>> nurses at ten bay area hospitals will be locked out until sunday. that's after they staged strike at eight sutter health hospitals and two in san jose operated by hca. >> stand up and fight back! >> the nurses are upset after the hospitals un laterally im-- imple
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Oct 31, 2012 10:00pm PDT
of our country. >> at stops in florida, romney shied away from harsh criticism of president obama, because of the gravity of the storm and destruction. but the campaign kept up the attack with radio and television ads in swing states. >>> more californians than ever before are eligible to vote. 18million total. about 1.4 million new voters have registered. about half of them have done it online. the new voters are younger, and more liberal than the general voting population. >>> bedbugs, they are a travelers' nightmare. what you can do to protect yourself. >> i'm back here in just 10 minutes. showing rain now just moving into the south bay. how long does it last, how does it impact your commute, and a five-day forecast. >> first, halloween in the east bay, we will take you to one neighborhood where rain didn't dampen the search for treats tonight. >>> costumed kids on the streets tonight, gobbling up treats. there were some great costumesk and also some scary sights. >> reporter: this rain started fortunately after most of the trick or treaters had gone home. if the sugar high isn
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
pictures and we are really up close. this is the kennedy space center in florida. atlantis just started a very slow ten mile journey to the visitors complex. this will take all day long. it will include stops along the way for a special ceremony and also a public viewing. atlantis by the way is the last space shuttle to leave the area. the discovery left for the smithsonian in washington in virginia really in april. endeavour came here to california. it flew over the bay area as you know in september. >>> four meteorites have been found in novato. all from that fire ball last month. uc berkeley geology student found this one. another meteorite was found nearby. the first was found two weeks ago in novato pleasant valley neighborhood. the second one was found two miles from there. >>> a new lawsuit claims the san mateo man is dead because of a slow response by pg&e to turn off the power. the lines fell on to 55-year- old enrique's home back in april. records show that he walked outside after he heard an explosion and was shocked by the power lines. his family is now seeking unspecified d
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am PST
the ap wire right now, we now know who won florida in the presidential election. we'll tell you about it, coming up in a bit. >> plus, there is a new type of therapy for bay area veterans. [ cheers & applause ] >> how dolphins are helping vets cope with the stress of combat. >> mostly clear, cool weather in store for your saturday afternoon. we'll have a look at what you can expect coming up. . >>> we're following breaking news just into our newsroom. the ap is now reporting that president obama has won the state of florida, topping mitt romney's final electoral vote to a tally, on your screen, 332 to 206. the president won by a margin of 74,000 votes in florida. >>> well, chrysler has announced it's recalling nearly 920,000 suvs, after concerns that air bags could inflate while people are driving. the recall affects 2002 through 2004 jeep grand cherokee and '02 and '03 liberties. investigators say last year, air bags randomly went off 215 times, causing about 80 minor injuries. chrysler plans to install an electrical filter for free to fix the problem. >>> well, it was a new type of the
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Nov 12, 2012 10:00pm PST
-old builder from florida. he was found shot to death yesterday. last week that building had filed a complaint claiming that mcafee had fired off guns. mcafee tonight says he is in hiding and will not talk to police in belize willingly because he says he's afraid they will kill him. >>> ktvu's noelle walker takes us on a historic tour to places not seen by the public in more than 50 years. >>> coit tower is iconic san francisco. it's a look out where tourists look out ward but few take the time to look inward. >> it's a little like getting part of my father back. >> reporter: lilly is granddaughter of coit who donated to build the tower. >> so here i am at age 11. >> reporter: ruth gottstein's father was one of coit tower principal tower. he painted himself in the library and importallized his daughter. >> do you see yourself in there? >> yeah. >> reporter: so we're heading to the second floor an area that has not been open to the public for two decades. the murals were painted of the depression which explains why no one smiles in them. a piece shows a person carrying the paper of the day. the
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Nov 24, 2012 7:00am PST
a restaurant in florida. two people were shot arguing over a parking space. they were arguing when a shopping cart hit a car and a man pulled out a gun and started shooting. the victims had nonlife threatening injuries. >> another black friday shooting in colorado. police searching for a man who opened fire at a target store. the shooting happened in aurora last night. a man in a black ski mask went to the target pharmacy and pulled out a gun firing one round into the ceiling before running away. witnesses say he is a six foot tall white man, about 180 pounds. nobody was hurt. >> tensions grew at one arizona wal-mart as hundreds of shoppers pushed and shoved to the deals. take a look at this scene in tucson. people are just doing anything they can to get their hands on some of the best electronic deals. analysts say black friday revenue adds up to close to 40% of many store is yearly sales. >> despite walk outs and protests by wal-mart employees the retail giant claimed it had it's best black friday ever. reporting a record ten million transactions from the time the door opened on black fr
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